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  1. Rohingya Refugees Left in Limbo One Year On

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    OSLO, Aug 22 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

    Aid funding for refugee relief is running out while conditions are still not in place for the safe return of over 700,000 people forced to flee Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after violence broke out one year ago.

  2. Accessible Public Transportation and Housing, a Need for People with Disabilities in Major Cities

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on disability inclusion.

    Even though over six billion people—nearly one billion of whom will have disabilities— are expected to live in urban centres by 2050, many of the world's major urban cities have a long way to go before their infrastructure becomes inclusive for people with disabilities.

  3. If Vanuatu Can Ban Single-Use Plastics, so Can the Other Commonwealth Countries!

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    PORT VILA, Aug 21 (IPS) - Op-ed by Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu.

    Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as a living ‘bridge' that connects islands and continents while sustaining life in all its forms. Where we come from, the ocean has a heartbeat.

  4. Has Globalization Enhanced Development Cooperation?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (IPS) - Protracted economic stagnation in rich countries continues to threaten the development prospects of poorer countries. Globalization and economic liberalization over the last few decades have integrated developing countries into the world economy, but now that very integration is becoming a threat as developing countries are shackled by the knock-on effects of the rich world's troubles.

  5. Mixed Signals as Guyana Develops its Green Economy Strategy

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    GEORGETOWN, Aug 21 (IPS) - Guyana is forging ahead with plans to exploit vast offshore reserves of oil and gas, even while speaking eloquently of its leadership in transitioning to a green economy at a recent political party congress addressed by the country's president.

  6. Old Age Is a Curse in India

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 21 (IPS) - The swift descent of the elderly in India into non-communicable diseases could have various disastrous consequences.Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth.

  7. New Relationship Evolves Between Society and Energy in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Aug 21 (IPS) - "We want to make history," agreed the teachers at the Chiquinho Cartaxo Comprehensive Technical Citizen School. They are the first to teach adolescents about generating power from bad weather in the semi-arid Northeast region of Brazil.

  8. Poverty-Stricken Communities in Ghana are Restoring Once-Barren Land

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    GARU and TEMPANE, Ghana, Aug 20 (IPS) - In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and for kilometres around there is nothing but barren, dry earth. Here, in some areas, it is not uncommon for half the female population to migrate to the country's south in search of work, often taking their young children with them.

  9. IPS Mourns the Passing of Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - Dear Nane Annan & Family,

    The IPS family would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of a husband, a father, a global statesman. As journalists, we find that few words can express our deep loss for a man who personalised and lived the vision and truth of a just and equal world.

  10. Outcry over Use of Water for Electricity Generation in Mexico

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (IPS) - One of the fears of the people of the Sierra Huasteca mountains in the state of San Luis Potosi in northeast Mexico is the construction of combined cycle power plants, which would threaten the availability of water.

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